Romney Campaign Plagiarized Obama’s Donation Website

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TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The Mitt Romney campaign has had chronic problems with spelling this year, but its latest workaround isn't much better: Buzzfeed reports that Romney's Victory Wallet donation website just copied and pasted the text from Barack Obama's Quick Donate, changing only the identifying details. "When you're logged in to your BarackObama.com account with a saved credit card, just click the Quick Donate button. We'll charge your saved credit card and you're done in seconds," said one. "When you're logged in to your MyMitt account with a saved credit card, just click the Contribute button. We'll charge your saved credit card and you're done in seconds," said the other. It's since been corrected and blamed on some poor kid.

The Romney campaign confirmed to Buzzfeed that this wasn't just some dummy text inserted by whatever company built the websites. "This was a junior staff confusion that has been updated and resolved," said digital direct Zac Moffat.

Now the Romney site says, for instance, "Just text the amount you want to donate — i.e., "10"or $10 — and in seconds, you're done." The Obama one, on the other hand, says, "If you text us '10', we'll charge your saved credit card $10. It's never been easier to donate." But look, no typos! Just good old-fashioned Amercian ingenuity.